(LaGRANGE, Ga.) Charlie Woodrow Wilson, 100, of LaGrange, Ga., died July 4, 2020.
Graveside services were Tuesday, July 7, at 9 a.m. ET at Meadoway Gardens.
Mr. Wilson was born in Woodland, Ala., on March 5, 1920, to the late Wiley Thomas Wilson and Sarah Moore Wilson. He attended Little Mount Carmel School. Mr. Wilson joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in his late teens and worked in Oregon, North Carolina and Alabama. Mr. Wilson then joined the U.S. Army and served under Gen. Douglas McArthur in the Philippines for three years. He earned numerous awards, including a Purple Heart. After the war, he started working for Callaway Textile Mills and later Milliken Textiles for a total of 37 years. He was a member of Flat Rock Congregational Methodist Church.
Survivors include his son, Derrick Wilson (Alison) of LaGrange; granddaughter, Julia Wilson of LaGrange; grandsons, Charles D. Wilson Jr. of Houston, Texas, and Daniel J. Wilson of LaGrange; and two great-granddaughters, Scarlett and Lucy Wilson of Houston. He was predeceased by his wife, Julia Bailey Wilson; brother, Chase Wilson of Newnan, Ga., and two sisters, Ola Noles of Roanoke and Margaret Turner of Rock Mills.
Donations may be made to: Big Springs United Methodist Church, 2422 Lower Big Springs Rd., LaGrange, GA 30241
Higgins Funeral Home at Hunter Allen Myhand, LaGrange.